The Center for Photographic Art is an event-driven member’s non-profit organization. We are devoted to preserving and passing along the photographic knowledge and traditions that were first embodied in our gallery by Ansel Adams, Bret Weston, Wynn Bullock and The Friends of Photography.
With a physical gallery, we are able to provide a wide variety of exhibitions, ranging from famous photographers, thru contest winners, and on to exciting new talent.
On the other side of the exhibition coin are our events. We hold courses, member’s nights, fund-raisers, lectures and more.
Our juried competitions are actually both events and exhibitions: events as they are annual contests, and exhibitions, since the most popular reward for the contest is to see your image hanging on the same walls that held the work of the Friends of Photography. So, you’ll find those competitions listed under both “Exhibitions” and “Events.”
Finally, there are the benefits for members only.
As you’ll see the above, we have menus appropriate to these main categories: “Exhibitions”, “Events” and “Members”. As a non-profit, we need to recruit new members to keep the lights on, so we also offer ways to “Get Involved.”
We suggest you simply roll your cursor over each of the main menu items and see what is there.
In the “Members” menu, you will first find a convenient notice at the top to remind you if you are currently logged in as a member. (You must be logged in to receive your member discounts, and to visit the members-only pages.) Here too, you can access your account to make changes or to renew. Also here are the “FAQ” -Frequently Asked Questions about your membership. (You might want to take a quick look at the subjects covered there, just so you’ll know where to find those answers when you need them.)